The first table below looks at the demand for MOS in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited MOS over the 3 months to 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Qualifications currently tracked.

Location
3 months to
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS)
Rank 833 860 802
Rank change year-on-year
+27 -58
Permanent jobs citing MOS 84 23 121
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.069% 0.021% 0.096%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.26% 0.074% 0.35%
Number of salaries quoted 59 22 98
Average salary £27,500 £34,250 £33,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-19.70% +3.78%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,050 £27,550 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £38,400 £42,500 £41,600
UK excluding London average salary £26,250 £33,750 £31,500
% change year-on-year
-22.22% +7.14%
Qualifications Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
32831 30927 34904
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 27.06% 27.85% 27.77%
Number of salaries quoted 26235 24874 29613
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £27,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

MOS
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing MOS within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

MOS Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

MOS
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing MOS within the UK.

MOS Salary Trend in the UK

MOS
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing MOS over the 3 months to 18 April 2014 within the UK.

MOS Salary Histogram in the UK

MOS
Top 30 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MOS within the UK over the 3 months to 18 April 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Click each for more statistics)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Find
Job
Vacancies
England +10 79 £27,500 -19.70% 4
London -35 31 £36,750 +3.52% 1
South East +11 29 £26,750 -23.57% 1
Berkshire - 15 - -
Surrey +7 13 £26,500 -24.28% 1
City of London - 10 £36,000 -
Northamptonshire -5 9 £24,500 +8.88%
East Midlands -14 9 £24,500 +8.88%
Northampton -8 7 £24,500 +8.88%
Newbury - 6 - -
Reigate - 6 £26,750 -
Reading - 5 - -
Scotland - 5 £44,500 - 2
East of England -10 4 - -
Yorkshire -34 4 £26,250 +14.13%
Hertfordshire - 4 - -
North West - 3 £27,500 -
Manchester - 3 £27,500 -
Leeds -22 2 £24,000 +4.34%
West Yorkshire -29 2 £24,000 +4.34%
South Yorkshire - 2 £29,250 -
West Lothian - 2 £45,000 - 1
Linlithgow - 2 £45,000 - 1
Edinburgh - 2 £44,500 - 1
Guildford - 2 £24,500 -
Sheffield - 2 £29,250 -
Woking - 2 £30,750 -
Hampshire - 1 £27,500 -
Epsom - 1 £27,000 -
Glasgow - 1 £23,000 -

MOS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT jobs within the UK citing MOS also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited MOS.

1 95 (62.91%) Microsoft
2 83 (54.97%) ITIL
3 80 (52.98%) MS Office
4 64 (42.38%) Windows
4 64 (42.38%) Microsoft Certification
5 49 (32.45%) MCSA
6 47 (31.13%) MCSE
7 45 (29.80%) MS Excel
8 42 (27.81%) SLA
9 37 (24.50%) Active Directory
10 36 (23.84%) Firewall
11 34 (22.52%) Cisco
12 33 (21.85%) Law
12 33 (21.85%) Legal
13 31 (20.53%) Telecoms
14 30 (19.87%) Windows 7
15 28 (18.54%) CCNA
15 28 (18.54%) Cisco Certification
16 26 (17.22%) Service Management
16 26 (17.22%) F5
17 25 (16.56%) FWSM
17 25 (16.56%) Cisco ASA
18 24 (15.89%) Network+ Certification
18 24 (15.89%) Finance
18 24 (15.89%) Juniper
19 22 (14.57%) MS Exchange
20 21 (13.91%) ITIL V3
20 21 (13.91%) Lync
21 19 (12.58%) Firmware
22 18 (11.92%) Service Delivery

MOS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT jobs within the UK citing MOS also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited MOS. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 22 (14.57%) MS Exchange
2 21 (13.91%) Lync
3 16 (10.60%) SharePoint
4 13 (8.61%) WorkSite
5 8 (5.30%) Moodle
6 4 (2.65%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 4 (2.65%) SAS
6 4 (2.65%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (0.66%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (0.66%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (0.66%) Exchange Server 2000
Applications
1 80 (52.98%) MS Office
2 45 (29.80%) MS Excel
3 14 (9.27%) MS PowerPoint
4 9 (5.96%) MS Visio
5 5 (3.31%) MS Project
6 2 (1.32%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (0.66%) Oracle EBS R12
1 1 (0.66%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 1 (0.66%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.66%) Oracle 11i
Cloud Services
1 9 (5.96%) Office 365
2 2 (1.32%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (1.32%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 36 (23.84%) Firewall
2 25 (16.56%) FWSM
2 25 (16.56%) Cisco ASA
3 10 (6.62%) Internet
3 10 (6.62%) LAN
3 10 (6.62%) WAN
4 9 (5.96%) ADSL
4 9 (5.96%) DNS
5 8 (5.30%) Ethernet
6 7 (4.64%) VPN
7 6 (3.97%) SAN
8 5 (3.31%) Broadband
8 5 (3.31%) TCP/IP
8 5 (3.31%) DHCP
9 4 (2.65%) VoIP
10 3 (1.99%) Network Security
11 1 (0.66%) HTTP
11 1 (0.66%) LDAP
11 1 (0.66%) Wireless
11 1 (0.66%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (6.62%) MySQL
2 6 (3.97%) SQL Server
2 6 (3.97%) MS Access
3 4 (2.65%) EDRMS
3 4 (2.65%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 4 (2.65%) MSI
1 4 (2.65%) InstallShield
1 4 (2.65%) AdminStudio
1 4 (2.65%) Dreamweaver
1 4 (2.65%) FrontPage
1 4 (2.65%) Wise Package Studio
General
1 33 (21.85%) Law
1 33 (21.85%) Legal
2 31 (20.53%) Telecoms
3 24 (15.89%) Finance
4 7 (4.64%) Back Office
5 6 (3.97%) Front Office
6 5 (3.31%) Billing
7 4 (2.65%) Banking
8 3 (1.99%) Publishing
9 2 (1.32%) French Language
10 1 (0.66%) Multimedia
10 1 (0.66%) Marketing
10 1 (0.66%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.66%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 73 (48.34%) Analyst
2 44 (29.14%) Service Analyst
2 44 (29.14%) Service Desk Analyst
3 37 (24.50%) Support Analyst
4 36 (23.84%) Trainer
5 31 (20.53%) IT Trainer
6 12 (7.95%) Legal Analyst
7 11 (7.28%) OSS Engineer
8 10 (6.62%) Technical Support
8 10 (6.62%) Support Engineer
8 10 (6.62%) Team Leader
9 9 (5.96%) Technical Analyst
9 9 (5.96%) Technical Support Analyst
9 9 (5.96%) 2nd Line Support
10 8 (5.30%) Desktop Support
10 8 (5.30%) OSS Support Engineer
10 8 (5.30%) Desktop Analyst
11 7 (4.64%) Desktop Support Analyst
11 7 (4.64%) Help Desk Analyst
12 6 (3.97%) Help Desk Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.66%) COM
1 1 (0.66%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 19 (12.58%) Firmware
2 7 (4.64%) Blackberry
3 5 (3.31%) Management Information System
4 3 (1.99%) Statistics
4 3 (1.99%) Video Editing
4 3 (1.99%) NHS
5 2 (1.32%) CMDB
5 2 (1.32%) Learning Management System
6 1 (0.66%) E-Learning
6 1 (0.66%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.66%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 64 (42.38%) Windows
2 30 (19.87%) Windows 7
3 12 (7.95%) Windows XP
4 8 (5.30%) Linux
5 7 (4.64%) UNIX
6 3 (1.99%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (1.32%) Mac OS X
7 2 (1.32%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (1.32%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.66%) Mac OS
8 1 (0.66%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 83 (54.97%) ITIL
2 26 (17.22%) Service Management
3 21 (13.91%) ITIL V3
4 18 (11.92%) Service Delivery
5 13 (8.61%) Configuration Management
6 12 (7.95%) Business Intelligence
6 12 (7.95%) Incident Management
7 9 (5.96%) Performance Tuning
7 9 (5.96%) Network Monitoring
8 6 (3.97%) CRM
8 6 (3.97%) Asset Management
8 6 (3.97%) Release Management
9 5 (3.31%) Budget Control
9 5 (3.31%) Continuous Improvement
9 5 (3.31%) Information Security
9 5 (3.31%) Supplier Management
9 5 (3.31%) Workflow
9 5 (3.31%) Disaster Recovery
10 4 (2.65%) Validation
10 4 (2.65%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 13 (8.61%) PowerShell
2 10 (6.62%) Perl
2 10 (6.62%) Korn
3 7 (4.64%) VB
4 6 (3.97%) SQL
5 5 (3.31%) C
5 5 (3.31%) VBA
6 4 (2.65%) VBScript
7 3 (1.99%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 64 (42.38%) Microsoft Certification
2 49 (32.45%) MCSA
3 47 (31.13%) MCSE
4 28 (18.54%) CCNA
4 28 (18.54%) Cisco Certification
5 24 (15.89%) Network+ Certification
6 15 (9.93%) MCTS
7 14 (9.27%) MCP
8 13 (8.61%) MCT
9 12 (7.95%) ITIL Certification
10 9 (5.96%) Degree
10 9 (5.96%) MCSD
11 7 (4.64%) MCDST
12 6 (3.97%) ECDL
13 5 (3.31%) Security Cleared
13 5 (3.31%) MCSM
13 5 (3.31%) MCITP
13 5 (3.31%) A+ Certification
13 5 (3.31%) OCA
13 5 (3.31%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 42 (27.81%) SLA
2 10 (6.62%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 7 (4.64%) QA
4 4 (2.65%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 37 (24.50%) Active Directory
2 5 (3.31%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (3.31%) Hyper-V
3 4 (2.65%) Microsoft App-V
4 2 (1.32%) XenServer
5 1 (0.66%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 8 (5.30%) SCCM
2 5 (3.31%) WSUS
3 2 (1.32%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 95 (62.91%) Microsoft
2 34 (22.52%) Cisco
3 26 (17.22%) F5
4 24 (15.89%) Juniper
5 17 (11.26%) CheckPoint
6 16 (10.60%) SolarWinds
7 15 (9.93%) Oracle
8 12 (7.95%) VMware
9 11 (7.28%) Citrix
9 11 (7.28%) Remedy
9 11 (7.28%) Sophos
10 10 (6.62%) HP
11 9 (5.96%) BMC
12 8 (5.30%) BT
12 8 (5.30%) Barracuda Networks
13 6 (3.97%) EMC
14 5 (3.31%) Apple
15 4 (2.65%) Adobe
15 4 (2.65%) Altiris
15 4 (2.65%) Computacenter
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